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tv   KRON 4 News at 11  KRON  November 19, 2012 11:00pm-11:30pm PST

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this is the bay area's news station, kron 4 news at 11:00 p.m., starts now. >> new at 11:00 p.m., 200 workers are taking part in a strike at the port of oakland and the oakland international airport. workers walked off the job at 9:30 p.m. they are protesting what they claim are unfair labor
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practices. it is not expected to disrupt travel at the airport but port officials are concerned it could cause disruptions at the harbor. thousandsthousands of nurses set to walk off the job tomorrow by the california nurses association. registered nurses at 8 hospitals operated by sutter hospitals and two san jose hospitals, hospital corporation of america, will go on strike at 7:00 a.m. they are upset about staffing, sick leave and other issues. the strike at sutter hospitals is planned for two days. the strike at the san jose hospital set for one day. the hospitals have hired replacements on a 5 day contract. officials say because of the contracts the striking nurses will not be allowed to return to work till sunday. in a game that was supposed
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to feature two of the top ranked defenses in the nfl, the 49ers without alex smith, jumped all over the bears, winning 32-7. back up quarterback was terrific out dueling jason campbell. 243 yards, 2 touchdowns, while the 49ers rolled. coming up, gary will have highlights and more on the question, will he start next week over alex myth -- smith. a 65-year-old woman kidnapped sexually assaulted, left by the road, the suspect only 14 and today we are getting our first look at him. still photos were allowed in court today. he made his first court appearance. they will try hip as an adult
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because -- try him as an adult. he approached the woman, kidnapped, sexually assaulted her, she was left on the side of the road and found hours later. the suspect was caught when he went back to the crime scene. >> terisa estacio reports. >> reporter: he seemed relaxed as he stood by his attorney during the hearing. the judge allowed still photos to be taken. when asked how to pronounce his name he spoke up quickly and confidently. when bail was announced he smiled. and then looked down to hide his emotions. he is facing 10 counts, 6 life sentences if convicted. following the hearing his family refused to talk with
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kron 4 news, two men ran out of the courthouse. these family members also declined to talk and they covered their faces. >> reporter: comments about your son or -- >> reporter: have you been in trouble before with the law? >> reporter: the hearing lasted a few minutes so that bail could be set. he did not enter a plea. that may happen next week. terisa estacio, kron 4 news. there is some concern over the type of pipe that chevron is planning to use to replace the one that broke last august causing the fire. as kron 4's dan kerman reports, investigators are not convinced they are using the best available technology. >> reporter: preliminary findings suggest corrosion caused the pipe to rupture. they asked for a permit to replace the pipe with something
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better. 9% chromium steel alloy. but they aren't sure that is what is best. >> this alloy is 9 chrome, can be susceptible to what is called sulfaidation corrosion. >> the same type of pipe was involved in a fire in washington state. >> that doesn't prove it is not a good choice but it prompts more question about corrosion. >> reporter: they want chevron to explain why they are not using stainless steel with 18% chromium. >> hard to predict how fast corrosion occurs. that is why it is so important to use the safest possible materials in the piping. they have issued chevron a
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subpoena. they have till december 7 to answer the questions, specifically, about their decision making process, why they chose one type of pipe instead of the other. dan kerman, kron 4 news. so far we have stayed dry out there tonight as we look outside from radar. north bay in the clear from the rain. you can see rain approaching the north by the north. -- north bay to the north. most rain is in northern california but it is expected to sag south into the north bay so your morning commute, spotty showers north of the golden gate bridge. dry south of the golden gate bridge. showers to the north bay in the morning, into the evening another round of rain. we will time it out and look at your thanksgiving forecast coming up. people all over the bay area, they are already camping out, waiting to take advantage of black friday deals.
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kron 4's reggie kumar found people that have tents. yep, they are still there. >> reporter: they are still there. so far most of these people are staying put. none of them are leaving. they are allowed to leave, go hone and come -- home and come back. some of these people have been here since yesterday. so far 15 are in line. this tv just $179. original price $419. this tv just $99. and this laptop $349. original price $574. these bargains forced her and her kids to camp out in front of best buy. this is her first time doing this. she wants the tv and her kids wants the play station for
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$199. original price, $359. she is turned -- 3rd in line. >> my son said we are out. all my kids work so i am rotating for them. we are all taking turns. >> reporter: they are first in line. black friday veterans and have been camping out in front of this best buy for the last 8 years. she focused on the tv and laptop deals. >> the first 20 are guaranteed to get what they want. management is terrific here. >> we have tents, number one. we have a nice suv, truck when we get cold. we also buy tvs for people who can't afford tvs. >> reporter: luckily for them best buy allows them to use their rest rooms. once they close and they have
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to find a rest room that is open to use. they can't purchase these items till friday morning. reggie kumar, kron 4 news. coming up, heavy lifting, details on the new span of the bay bridge and there may still be time for twinkies. hostess brands is ordered to give mediation another shot. coming unlater in the broadcast, first -- up later in the broadcast, 49ers and bears at the stick and the warriors on the road and a new number one team in college basketball, it is stanford. later in this broadcast.
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new tonight at 11:00 the weight of the new bay bridge span has been transferred to the new suspension system. the 32,500-ton deck was supported by temporary structure, it is now being held
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up by the huge cables you see. they plan to hold a press tour tomorrow. authorities launched a homicide investigation into the house explosion that killed two people and leveled dozens of homes. investigators searching -- investigators are searching for a white man. funerals were held today for two people killed in the blast. rain is coming back into the forecast, will it effect your thanksgiving holiday? i will have details on that coming up in a few minutes.
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the possibility of the oakland police department being put under federal control is growing closer. now an attorney says it is unfair to blame the rank and file for the department's failure. they had 10 years to make the changes. >> the question is, is anyone above the rank of sergeant lieutenant, are they being held accountable. i am talking about the entire city of oaklanded and their officials. -- oakland and their officials. are they being held accountable. the seem who supervise the cops, everyone in the city of
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oakland. who manages that police department? >> the police union says it is not advocating they be put under federal control but they could happen if they don't reach an agreement by december 13. $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading leading to the arrest of a suspect in a violent crime spree that left one dead and a police officer injured. police say the suspect is armed and dangerous. kron 4's rob fladeboe has more. >> parked here. probably just going about his business on a friday night and these guys come up, seeing his car he was in. bmw, 23-inch rims, you know, and decided that they would take his car. >> reporter: he fought back tears as he visited a memorial here where his nephew was shot and killed friday night. the victim of an attempted
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carjacking. >> he was an innocent victim doing what we have done many times, stopping at a store for a soda, coffee, snack, whatever. and he lost his life doing so. >> reporter: at a news conference police and the mayor announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the man in this sketch. between 20 and 25-year-old african american or latino, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds. a second suspect, 26-year-old jonathan wilbanks was arrested friday following a string of armed robberies across san jose. ending in a gun battle with police during which one officer was shot but escaped serious injury, saved by a mace bottle in his belt. >> if not for the canister we would be talking a different thing here right now besides
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our officer being released from the hospital. >> reporter: friends left flowers on the sidewalk outside the 7-eleven. he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> you try to remember the best things that you can about the individual that suffered this type of crime. you just wish you had another chance to hug and kiss them. >> reporter: in san jose, rob fladeboe, kron 4 news. we are not done with the rain yet. today we saw a break from the wet weather but it will be back tomorrow, north bay in the morning and moving through the bay area into the evening and wednesday morning. the good news is, thanksgiving thursday looks like it will be dry. first let's talk about tomorrow. the increasing cloud cover that has been consistent tonight. rain well to the north. this is moving slowly towards the north bay.
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showers kickoff into the morning commute. you can see here by 5:00, showers spreading through -- spreading through the north bay. that is where the majority will be confined. the bulk of the activity is to the north. evening commute, dry condition. this is that main ban of rain into the 10:00 hour. moderate showers. 1:00 a.m. in the morning, sliding south of the golden gate bridge. 2:00 a.m. into the peninsula. 4:00 a.m., pushing through the south bay. looks like we will have dry condition wednesday morning, few lingering showers are responsible. high temperatures tomorrow, widespread in the 60s. low 60s for the north bay and near the coast. upper 60s for inland valleys. 65 in san jose. not too chilly out there tomorrow. as for the sierra, not chilly
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there either. rain, wind, and rain and wind for wednesday. snow levels above 7,000 feet. extended forecast, tomorrow night into wednesday is the main event. light showers possible in the morning in the north bay tomorrow and thanksgiving, sunny and mild. and that weather continues into the weekend. possible rescue for twinkie. they will go into mediation, they are not going to be going out of business yet. the company is in bankruptcy and was in court trying to liquidate siting a strike. the judge says both parties still need to talk. and the 49ers dominate the bears in a monday night football match-up. did jim harbaugh stir up a quarterback controversy with his remarks? gary has the story next.
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all right. good evening, everybody. the 49ers layed it on thick tonight. colin kaepernick's first pro start. alex smith didn't past the concession test so this -- concussion test so this kid went to work. he and kyle williams for 57 yards. jim harbaugh likes it. colin kaepernick three yards to vernon davis. came alive today. part of the offensive game
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plan. colin kaepernick 243 yards. through for a couple of scores. and smith 5.5 sacks. gasessen campbell never got off -- jason campbell never got off. colin kaepernick was tremendous. michaelmichael crabtree. 32-7 the semifinal. and colin kaepernick's performance had everybody talking. who is going to start sunday in new orleans? jim harbaugh up first. >> let's see, you know, i usually tend to go with the guy who has the hot hand. we have two quarterbacks that got a hot hand. >> collin is the man. i think he did a great job. i am very proud of him. >> i wanted to come out and show that i could be a starter. and that is what i have been
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trying to prove. >> no controversy here. no, no. alex would have had a great game. no. you know, we got two good quarterbacks. >> nothing here to -- that you could dig for to get more. i am not covering up anything. hiding anything. >> you have to look at, colin kaepernick probably -- most players would say he has more skill. athletic ability. >> and the hot hand. >> jim harbaugh could have stopped it right there. >> when you you are on top -- you know what, amuse yourself by playing with the media. we haven't had two good quarterbacks since montana and young. he has been good the last couple years. i just would be surprised if they threw him to the side. i bet colin kaepernick starts
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sunday. >> i know. >> all right. stanford's victory over oregon. notre dame number one. georgia, florida. maryland, unbelievable story. just unbelievable. they paid 50 million dollars to get out of the acc. that means in 2014 they will be part of the big 10. that is where the money is. the acc not so hot and so there you go. 2014 they wanted out so bad, $50 million. lost in the glow of the 49ers. nice performance by the warriors. barnes off to a great rookie beginning. steph curry the steal. no look to barnes. barnes had 20 points. curry came through, 31 points. and 9 assists. and then we will see the penetration by curry, finding
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david lee. warriors 105-101. winning tonight in dallas. they are home on wednesday. the warriors return home against the new brooklyn team and the stanford women are number one ranked team in america after knocking off baylor. all right? a lot of stuff tonight. feeling good around here. >> yes, they are. >> all right. >> good night everybody.
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